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    • Joanne Sworder

    • Solicitor, Associate Partner - Head of Residential Property
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Budget 2018: How to Claim a Stamp Duty Refund for First-Time Buyers

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Budget 2018 analysis from Andrew & Co's Head of Residential Property Jo Sworder. The dust has finally settled after last week’s Budget, but have you thought about how the Chancellor’s speech might impact you? One of the groups...

Avoiding septic tanks blockages when it comes to selling

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Over the past year housing market has been characterised by slumping prices and sluggish sales in many areas, posing a challenge to would-be sellers looking to move on. And for those who are not connected to mains drainage, generally in rural...

Stamp Duty and First-time Buyers - Everything You Need to Know

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There was good news for first-time buyers in Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget today: Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) will be scrapped immediately for first-time buyers of homes below £300,000. First-time buyers will pay nothing on the first...

Budget 2016: Key Points for Property Sector

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As always there were some winners and some losers following the Chancellor’s latest Budget announcement and this contrast was particularly marked in the property sector. Mr Osborne gave owners of commercial property a boost, but there...

The Effect of the Autumn Statement on Landlords

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The Chancellor announced measures in the Autumn Statement which will particularly affect the rental sector. New Stamp Duty thresholds were announced for purchasers of additional residential homes, which will include buy-to-let properties. From 1st April...

Buy-to-let tax break to be cut

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One of the announcements in George Osborne’s budget – reducing the amount of tax relief landlords can claim on mortgage interest payments – was aimed a creating a ‘level playing field’ between homeowners and investors. Given...

Chancellor Announces Surprise Stamp Duty Reform

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George Osborne delivered some good news for home buyers in yesterday’s Autumn Statement by announcing a surprise reform of the stamp duty system. From midnight, buyers will only pay the rate of tax on part of the property price. Previously they would...

A mark of excellence in conveyancing

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Law firm Andrew & Co based in Lincoln and Newark are delighted to confirm that they have been accredited (August 2012) by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme – a mark of excellence for conveyancing firms. Not all conveyancers...